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From the Desk of Joanna Rosato

Spring has finally sprung!  It’s a time of new beginnings and new possibilities.  In our Spring Edition of Focus, you’ll read about a lot that is new here in PBS Mid-Atlantic Region, things that are making us smarter today and stronger for tomorrow.

We have several familiar faces taking on new leadership roles in our organization.  We are excited to announce John Morrell as the new Director of our South Service Center, responsible for managing projects and building operations throughout the southern portion of the Region’s territory.  Ian Grey will bring his experience as our former Director of Client Solutions to his new role as Director of our Project Management Services Division.  The Division consists of a team of Project Management professionals and support staff who provide expertise to our clients in planning and executing the Region’s most complex, high profile, and high dollar value projects.  And, as our new Director of Portfolio Management, John Calhoun brings his extensive experience in PBS Mid-Atlantic Region to provide long-term planning to maximize the utility of the GSA-controlled (owned or leased) inventory of space, buildings, and associated property, for the benefit of our federal agency clients and American taxpayers.

Ishsherrie Cook, Operations Manager for our Richmond Field Office, recently earned her designation as a Facilities Management Administrator from the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) International, demonstrating our continuous commitment to building a stronger GSA for our clients.  In this edition, you can read more about Ishsherrie, and how the knowledge she gained preparing for this designation will help her better serve our clients.

We share a look inside our newly modernized Federal Building in downtown Huntington, WV, home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  We are projecting the building upgrades to result in at least 20% energy savings at the facility.  In this edition, you can also learn more about a new lease for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in King of Prussia, PA, a move that was executed with minimal disruption in NRC operations, with more than $2 million in cost savings.

Read how our procurement professionals produced significant cost savings for the Henrico County, VA, Division of Fire through the procurement of a new fireboat for marine firefighting, rescues, and salvage operations.  

Strong partnerships lead to good business decisions that create value and savings for American taxpayers.  Our thoughtful decisions and investments will continue to make us smarter today and stronger for tomorrow.
 

Joanna Rosato
Regional Commissioner
Public Buildings Service
GSA Mid-Atlantic Region


This article is part of the Spring 2015 issue of the FOCUS newsletter. Please visit the Focus Newsletter page to read our newsletter. To subscribe to FOCUS, complete the online subscription form.

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